Pipe tomahawk - ROM2005_5935_1


Pipe tomahawk

Maker: Belonged to Joseph Brant (Thayendanega), Mohawk (Haudenosaunee/Iroquois)
Medium:Brass, steel, wood, ivory
Geography: Great Lakes, Canada
Date: 18th century
Length 37.3 cm
Object number: 924.46.4.1
Not on view
DescriptionIn Canada, Joseph Brant (1742 – 1807) is remembered as the Mohawk military leader who sided with the British in the American War of Independence (1776 – 1783). Following the British defeat, Brant led Loyalists and his followers to Canada where they had been granted land, a small portion of which became the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in 1841. Brant’s memory is honoured in the sash worn by Seth Newhouse in 1889.
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